What can I expect from my first visit?
An initial physical rehabilitation consult typically takes about 90 minutes. The evaluation will include a thorough assessment of your pet, prescribed treatments, and will end with home exercise program instructions so that you can start to help your pet at home.
My pet is not good at the veterinarian. Can I still bring him/her to see Rocky Mountain Veterinary Rehabilitation?
In general, our staff will work with you to find a way to make your visits as comfortable and fun for your pet. Please bring any favorite toys or treats with you. For pets that are nervous about a detailed examination (e.g., being handled/touched for 30-60 minutes), the evaluation will be modified to be as hands-off as possible and we will focus more on things you can do at home to help your pet. If you are concerned or have specific questions about your pet, please contact us.
What happens at follow-up visits?
Follow-ups are mostly treatment-based and last 30-60 minutes. You may see our veterinarian, physical therapist, or one of our nurses, depending on what your pet needs.
What should I bring with me?
If there are any intermittent changes to gait (lameness /favoring one or more limbs), please take a quick video on your phone. A list of medications and foods that your pet receives will also be helpful to have on hand.
I work long hours and am not sure I can come for a visit. Can you still help my pet?
For some follow-up treatments, we may offer the convenience of dropping your pet off for the day for examination and treatment. Please plan for at least 10 minutes at the time of pickup so that we can go over what the doctor recommends at home. Depending on location, additional boarding fees may apply.
How much does rehabilitation therapy cost?
Please contact us for current fees. We do offer discounts for packages of 5 and 10 sessions. If this is appropriate for you and your pet, we will discuss this at the initial consult. We also offer treatments with our massage therapist and rehabilitation technician to help you budget for your pet’s care.